Two’s company as CLOCS is shortlisted for prestigious industry awards
CLOCS – Construction Logistics & Cyclist Safety – has been shortlisted for two independent industry awards as the initiative continues to gain recognition in both the construction and road safety industries. The Motor Transport and Constructing Excellence awards both include CLOCS on their shortlists, for the Partnership and Health & Safety categories respectively.
The Motor Transport awards have been running for 30 years, and celebrate the best companies, innovations and individuals from the road transport industry. The Transport for London partnership with the CLOCS operator delegation has been shortlisted for the Partnership Award, the winner of which will be announced at a ceremony at London’s Grosvenor House on 1st July. The CLOCS operator delegation aimed to stimulate the production of safer construction heavy goods vehicles, with all round direct vision.
Following the Motor Transport awards are the Constructing Excellence Awards, announced on 2nd July. CLOCS has won a spot on the shortlist for London & South East for the Health & Safety category. Should the initiative be successful in the regional award, CLOCS will also be put forward for the national Health and Safety award, announced the same evening. CLOCS has been shortlisted based on its three workstreams of: improving vehicle safety through increased driver vision; addressing the imbalance between workplace and work related road safety and establishing a common national standard managing work related road risk.
John Hix, CLOCS Project Director, said: “Both awards are prestigious in their respective fields, with judging panels made up of experienced and influential individuals from across the road transport and construction industries. Being shortlisted shows that a company, individual or innovation is highly regarded in its field, and we are delighted that CLOCS has been recognised in this way.
“For CLOCS to be recognised in both sectors is testament to the progress that has been made since its formation in 2013 and we are excited about the opportunity this presents to broaden awareness of the initiative nationwide.”
To find out more about CLOCS, please visit the website at www.clocs.org.uk.
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Notes to editors:
Implemented by local authorities through planning conditions and construction clients through contracts, the CLOCS Standard provides a common set of requirements to manage work-related road safety that can be adhered to in a consistent way by fleet operators.
For more information visit http://www.clocs.org.uk/
Between 2008 and 2013, 55 per cent of cyclist fatalities in London involved a heavy goods vehicle and nationally large goods vehicles over 3.5 tonnes are involved in approximately 15 per cent of cyclist and 10 per cent of pedestrian fatalities. A disproportionate number of these were construction vehicles. In 2012 Transport for London commissioned an independent review of the construction sector’s transport activities to understand the causes of these collisions and how they might be prevented. The resulting ‘Construction Logistics and Cyclist Safety' (CLOCS) report was published in February 2013 by the Transport Research Laboratory.
In response, the construction logistics industry demonstrated its commitment to change and identified actions under three work streams to improve road safety. CLOCS brings together the construction logistics industry nationwide to revolutionise the management of work-related road risk and embed a road safety culture across the industry as the UK's population and economy grows.
- Improving vehicle safety through design and manufacture of safer new vehicles and fitment of appropriate safety equipment to existing vehicles
- Addressing the safety imbalance in the construction industry through ensuring road safety is considered as important as health and safety on site
- Encouraging wider adoption of best practice across the construction logistics industry through taking best-in-class examples, developing a common national standard and embedding a new cultural norm.
CLOCS Champions are organisations and /or individual construction projects actively implementing the requirements within and ensuring compliance to the CLOCS Standard. These may be fleet operators, construction clients, developers or other organisations which by the nature of their business may not be able to actively implement the Standard but commit to supporting its implementation and purpose.
Champions are listed on the CLOCS website and are able to use the CLOCS logo and branding elements on their site material and stationery to promote CLOCS and specifically the Standard.
Organisations wishing to become CLOCS Champions should read the Terms of Reference and sign a Memorandum of Understanding, both of which are available on the CLOCS website, www.clocs.org.uk.